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  • newFinance Committee Suspends 2% Tax on Imported Items
    The finance parliamentary committee on Monday suspended a draft state budget article pertaining to imposing a 2% tax on imported items. “Article 63 has been suspended pending a new text that takes into consideration the suggestions of the MPs…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 6:05pm -
  • newZakka Hails 'Strong Lebanese State' after Meeting Bassil
    Lebanese national and U.S. green card holder Nizar Zakka, who has been recently freed from Iranian prisons, on Monday lauded the Lebanese state for securing his release. “The credit goes to the Lebanese state, which has proven that it is trul…
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 1:30pm -
  • newBassil Holds Five-Hour Meeting with Hariri
    Free Patriotic Movement chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil met Monday at the Grand Serail with Prime Minister Saad Hariri following tensions between them and between their two parties. “The meeting with PM Hariri is normal and regular a…
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 12:59pm -
  • newAoun Says Lebanon Ready to Grant Citizenship for Lebanese Descendents
    President Michel Aoun on Monday said that Lebanon is ready to grant citizenship for the Lebanese descendants wishing to obtain it, the National News agency reported.
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 11:51am -
  • newISF Arrests IS Suspects over Plots to Bomb Places of Worship
    The Internal Security Forces said in a statement on Monday that its agents arrested two Syrian suspects for having links to the Islamic State terror group and for planning bomb attacks at religious places.
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 10:35am -
  • newJudges Announce ‘Temporary’ Suspension of Strike
    The judicial community announced on Monday a temporary suspension of a strike they began a month ago over government plans to cut their financial benefits as part of an austere state budget draft.
    - 19 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 8:10am -
  • newKhalil Optimistic, Says Parliamentary Committee Will Soon Finish Budget Discussions
    Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said the Finance and Budget parliamentary committee will soon finish discussing the country’s draft 2019 state budget “if the talks continue to progress at the same pace,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monda…
    - 21 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 6:51am -
  • newArmy Chief to Visit SA at Invitation of His Counterpart
    Army chief General Joseph Aoun is scheduled to fly to Saudi Arabia in the next few days at the invitation of his Saudi counterpart, military Chief of Staff Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, “to discuss means of cooperation between the two ar…
    - 21 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 6:07am -
  • Al-Hassan: Cabinet is Right Place to Address Refugee Crisis
    Interior Minister Raya al-Hassan on Sunday stressed that “the Cabinet is the right place and competent authority to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis,” in an apparent response to Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil’s remarks at Saturday’s munici…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jun 19, 2:08pm -
  • Gemayel 'Not Afraid to Sleep in Chouf', Slams 'Sectarian Slogans'
    Kataeb Party chief MP Sami Gemayel on Sunday stressed the importance of the Christian-Druze reconciliation during a visit to the Chouf region, as he blasted the rhetoric of the Free Patriotic Movement -- albeit without naming it.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jun 19, 10:47am -

NNA-Leb

  • Riad elSolh protest ends, Sitin to take place upcoming Wednesday
    NNA - Civil activists ended their protest movement which took place at Riad el-Solh Square earlier today, NNA correspondent reported Sunday evening.The protest was directed against tax increases, and
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:53pm -
  • Kenaan to hold press conference on Monday in Sin elFil
    NNA - Finance and Budget Committee Head, MP Ibrahim Kenaan, is expected to hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the Free Patriotic Movement39;s Conferences and Meetings Center in Sin el
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:06pm -
  • Mutalaqem arrives in Beirut to partake in NNA Conference
    NNA - Foreign Information Deputy Assistant at the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, Faisal al-Mutalaqem, arrived on Sunday evening at Beirut International Airport, whereby he will be representing Kuwai
    - 19 Mar 17, 5:48pm -
  • (*) Sami Gemayel to hold press conference shortly
    NNA - Kataeb Party Head, Sami Gemayel, is expected to hold a press conference at 7:00 o39;clock this evening. ================ R.Sh.
    - 19 Mar 17, 4:26pm -
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Hour Subject 10:00 International Workshop entitled "World Comparative Experiences on the Role of Media in Promoting Peace and Social Stability," organized by Maharat Foundation in collabor
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:57pm -
  • KUNA Director General in Beirut to participate in NNA international conference
    NNA - Chairman and Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah, arrived on Sunday in Beirut to partake in the conference organized by the National News
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:01pm -
  • Army force arrives in Riad Solh
    NNA - A Lebanese Army Force arrived this afternoon in Riad Solh Square, NNA correspondent said.=======Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 2:28pm -
  • Two wounded in Downtown due to disorder
    NNA - National News Agency correspondent on Sunday reported that two people were injured on Sunday in Riyad Solh Square because of a stampede among protestors.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:46pm -
  • Hariri calls protestors to form commission
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, called on Sunday upon protestors via twitter to form a commission that submits their demands to the government, in order to discuss them openly.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:36pm -
  • PNL, PSP withdraw from protest
    NNA - The two student organizations of NLP (National Liberal Party) and PSP (Progressive Socialist Party) announced the withdrawal of their supporters of Riyad Solh Square, after clashes provoked by
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:34pm -
  • Kataeb announces end of protest
    NNA - Kataeb party declared on Sunday the end of the protests in downtown Beirut, noting that its supporters withdrew from Riyad Solh Square, awaiting a new date for the next protest.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:28pm -
  • Hariri leaves Riad Solh
    NNA - Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Riad Solh after speaking with protestors.=========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:15pm -
  • Hariri: We will fight corruption
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, said on Sunday that "there is a long way to go and we will continue to counter waste and corruption.""We will be next to you and we will combat corruption," he tol
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:09pm -
  • Hariri arrives to Riyad Solh
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, arrived to Riyad Solh to meet with protestors angered by a planned increase in taxes.===============R.Z.
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:54pm -
  • Attempts to remove metal barrier in Riyad Solh Square
    NNA - NNA field correspondent to Riyad Solh reported on Sunday that attempts were made to remove the metal barrier separating protestors from security forces.The security forces called in reinforceme
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:53pm -

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  • newHariri, Bassil meet for 5 hours after Future-FPM tensions
    Prime Minister Saad Hariri met Monday for nearly five hours with Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil Monday in their first talks since tensions between their parties seemed to threaten a political settlement that led to President Michel Aoun…
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 3:01pm -
  • newJudges decide to temporarily end strike
    Judges announced Monday that they will temporarily suspend a strike that was launched more than a month ago to protest austerity measures in the draft 2019 state budget and demand the independence of the judiciary.
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 1:34pm -
  • newCommittee tackles import tax increase in evening session
    Parliament's Finance and Budget Committee convened again Monday evening to discuss an article in the draft 2019 state budget that would impose a 2 percent tax on most imports.
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 11:27am -
  • Backlash against Beirut beach blitz
    Beirut Gov. Ziad Chebib is facing backlash over a decision to destroy unlicensed, temporary structures used by locals and NGOs on the Ramlet al-Baida beach while being accused of turning a blind eye to larger encroachments on the capital’s coast.
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jun 19, 12:06am -
  • Hassan leads criticism of Bassil refugee remarks
    Interior Minister Raya El Hassan and other officials hit back at Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil over the weekend after he called on municipalities to contribute to the return of refugees.
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jun 19, 12:05am -
  • Aoun, Hariri seek to revitalize Cabinet after tensions
    Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s Cabinet will return to work starting next week
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 12:16am -
  • Hariri defends presidency deal, hits back at Bassil, Sunni critics
    Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tuesday staunchly defended the 2016 political settlement that led to the election of Michel Aoun as president and brought Hariri back to the premiership, saying the deal had protected Lebanon’s stability and prevented sec…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 12:08am -
  • Hariri’s return expected to ease escalating tensions
    Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s return to Beirut is expected to revive contacts to defuse escalating tensions among rival factions that threatened to deepen political divisions and imperiled Cabinet unity at a time the country is facing major challeng…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 12:04am -

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  • newCMA CGM chair pledges more Lebanon investment
    The chairman and CEO of CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, has expressed keen interest in maintaining investment in his country of origin, Lebanon.
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 12:08am -
  • newAleppo’s scattered business owners yet to return
    In the old khan, a stone courtyard off Aleppo’s medieval souk, most of the 41 cloth shops are deserted.
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 12:08am -
  • newGhosn’s wife urges Trump to talk to Abe
    The wife of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn called upon U.S. President Donald Trump to raise her husband’s case with Japan’s prime minister at a summit of world leaders later this month.
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 12:06am -
  • newGhosn's wife urges Trump to help her husband
    The wife of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn urged U.S. President Donald Trump to raise her husband's case with Japan's prime minister at a summit of world leaders later this month.
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 12:06pm -
  • newBoeing says 'sorry' for Max crashes, seeking renewed trust
    Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain trust of regulators, pilots and the global traveling public.
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 11:40am -
  • newHuawei founder says to cut output by $30B in 2019-20
    Huawei's founder likened his company to a badly damaged plane Monday and said revenues will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years.
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Jun 19, 10:28am -
  • Riyadh eyes privatization deals worth $533M
    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Sunday that the government will finalize privatization deals worth 2 billion riyals ($533 million) before the end of this year, according to an interview with the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jun 19, 12:08am -
  • Riyadh eyes privatization deals worth $533M
    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Sunday that the government will finalize privatization deals worth 2 billion riyals ($533 million) before the end of this year, according to an interview with the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jun 19, 12:08am -
  • Boeing CEO concedes 'mistake' with planes in 2 fatal crashes
    The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes of the top-selling plane killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the U.S. aircraft make…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jun 19, 8:01pm -
  • Turkey hits out at Moody's after credit rating cut
    Turkey on Saturday lambasted Moody's ratings agency after it cut Ankara's credit rating further into junk territory, saying the downgrade raised concerns over the institution's "objectivity and impartiality."
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 19, 12:11pm -
  • Saudi energy minister says hopes to balance oil market before next year
    Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said Saturday that he hopes oil producers will be able to balance the oil market before next year.
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 19, 10:22am -
  • Boustani: Europe, Russia eyeing oil, gas sector
    Russian and European firms are mulling investments in Lebanon’s nascent oil and gas sector as it prepares to launch offshore drilling by the end of 2019, Energy Minister Nada Boustani said.
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jun 19, 12:07am -
  • EU heads towards full-blown fight with Italy over debt
    The European Union looks increasingly likely to impose disciplinary procedures on Italy over the management of its huge public debt, after inconclusive meetings Friday between the Italian finance minister and his EU partners.
    - 3 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 5:44pm -
  • Oil slips as demand concerns outweigh Mideast geopolitics
    Oil prices fell Friday on fears trade disputes will dent global oil demand, although the attacks this week on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman gave prices a floor.
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 12:07pm -
  • IEA cuts 2019 estimate for oil demand growth on global economy worries
    The outlook for oil demand growth in 2019 has dimmed due to worsening prospects for world trade, the International Energy Agency said Friday, although stimulus packages and developing countries should boost growth going into 2020.
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 11:07am -
  • Gulf stock indexes drop over tankers incident
    Every major stock index in the Gulf retreated after an incident in the Sea of Oman threatened to inflame the already tense relationship Iran has with its neighbors.
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 12:07am -
  • French home of ex-Nissan chief Ghosn searched in Versailles marriage probe
    French anti-fraud police Thursday searched the residence of former Nissan and Renault chief Carlos Ghosn outside Paris as part of a probe into his sumptious marriage celebrations at the Palace of Versailles in 2016, prosecutors said.
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 8:11pm -
  • Israel settlement goods should be labelled, EU court advised
    A senior advisor to the EU's top court said Thursday it was his legal advice that products from Israeli-occupied Arab territories must be clearly labeled as such to avoid misleading consumers.
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 1:43pm -
  • ‘The time is now’: Experts talk turning Beirut into a ‘smart city’
    If Beirut wants to become a smart city, it shouldn’t count on its government randomly appifying its services. Instead
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 12:18am -
  • Officials pledge to focus on digital economy
    Turning Lebanon into a digital economy with up-to-date digital infrastructure will be one of the biggest challenges facing the government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 12:18am -
  • Iran looks to lift petrochemical sales as sanctions hammer oil
    Iran has been racing to step up exports of petrochemicals and tap new markets to compensate for sliding oil sales, Iranian and international industry sources said, but now risks losing that crucial revenue as Washington tightens the screw on sanction…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 12:18am -
  • Officials pledge to focus on digital economy
    Turning Lebanon into a digital economy with up-to-date digital infrastructure will be one of the biggest challenges facing the government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 12:18am -
  • Potential GDP, unemployment in Lebanon
    It is often highlighted that Lebanon suffers from a productivity gap or an underutilization of resources or, better still, an output gap.
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 12:08am -
  • Potential GDP, unemployment in Lebanon
    It is often highlighted that Lebanon suffers from a productivity gap or an underutilization of resources or, better still, an output gap.
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 12:08am -
  • Lebanese bankers warn of impact of new taxes
    Lebanese commercial banks are bracing for another drop in their profits once the 10 percent tax on interest income takes effect.
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 12:13am -
  • G-20 finance officials pledge to protect global growth
    Finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of 20 major economies wrapped up a meeting in Japan Sunday with a pledge to use all the policies they can to protect global growth from disruptions due to trade and other tensions.
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 12:07am -
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